Azim Premji

AZIM PREMJI 阿齐•普雷姆吉

Chairman

The IT tycoon was the first Indian to sign The Giving Pledge, a global philanthropic initiative headed by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and has donated a 10-percent stake in his company to the Azim Premji Foundation that promotes education in rural India. Last April, the 68-year-old gave over 25 percent of his personal wealth to charity. He also plans to donate extensively to NGOs in healthcare and education.

Company:

Wipro

Net worth:

US$15.3 billion